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Request for prayer

--- Please pray that the Gospel presentation document "How To Get To Heaven" in various languages on this website would be readily accessed, effectively understood, and instrumentally used by the Lord to bring countless numbers of people around the world to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.


 Doctrines 

Doctrinal or theological essays that can be used as ministry training materials, or to correct errant teaching, or for personal development - for free download, biblical, editable (in .rtf, .doc), printable, can be easily customized or projected, available in 4 file formats (.htm, .rtf, .doc, .pdf), NIV-based

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Essay on the soon-coming 'Great Tribulation':

End Times Speculations   NEW (August, 2020)
Carefully-formulated speculations about select aspects of the Tribulation, including mass abductions, people floating into the sky, the Temple in Jerusalem

  
Dome Of The Rock                 Temple
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Essays on Problem or Erroneous Doctrine:

Laying Crowns Before The Throne -
Revelation 4:9-10

Addresses the erroneous interpretation of Revelation 4:9-10 that asserts that believers will relinquish their rewards when they lay their crowns at the feet of Jesus
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The Only Required Condition For Acquiring Salvation
Examines, analyzes, and addresses the popular teachings that incorrectly add another required condition to the only condition that God requires for humans to acquire salvation
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The Ordinance of Baptism - Theological Essay
by David M. Coddington
An examination, analysis, and explanation of the theology of baptism, featuring consideration of popular views
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Quest For The Historical Jesus
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Apologetics Paper by David M. Coddington
Presents, analyzes, and refutes the quest approach used by critical scholars to ascertain from the gospel books the historical Jesus
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Expository Essays:

Christian Living
An overview of categories of principles for Christian living that are in 5 epistles
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Election
An overview of the main aspects of the doctrine of election that pertain to the Book of Romans
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Ephesians 1:11-14 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination, analysis, and explanation of Ephesians 1:11-14, including consideration of the historical and literary contexts
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Forgiving A Difficult Person
by Tina A. Coddington
An analysis and formulation of steps for extending forgiveness
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Fruitful Growth in the Faith
by Tina A. Coddington
An examination of the doctrine of faith and seven elements of fruitful growth, based on 2 Peter 1:5-11
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God Created All Things
by Tina A. Coddington
An interpretation and explanation of the account of creation in Genesis 1:1-2:4
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1 John 2:1-6 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination, identification, analysis, and synthesis of the various principles contained in 1 John 2:1-6
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Last Things
by Tina A. Coddington
An overview of the intermediate state, the resurrection, the final judgment, the eternal state, and the millennium
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Luke 4:16-30 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination and analysis of the narrative in Luke 4:16-30, including considerations of the broader context
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Luke 19:10 - Theological Essay
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination, analysis, and explanation of Luke 19:10, including expanded consideration of key terms
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Mission And The Spirit In The Book Of Acts - Theological Essay by David M. Coddington
An examination, analysis, and explanation of the mission and activities of the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel and Christianity
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Moral Norms From The Writings Of The Apostle Paul
A summarizing of the moral norms that are written by Paul pertaining to each of the Ten Commandments
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The Nature Of True Religion
by Tina A. Coddington
An examination of the aspects of the nature of true religion, based on James 1:26-27
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Portrayal Of Jesus, The Disciples, And The Religious Leaders
by Tina A. Coddington
A synopsis of three topics from the Books of Matthew and Luke, as compared to the Book of Mark
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Proofs Of The Deity Of Christ
by Tina A. Coddington
A presentation of proofs derived from the Book of John that indicate Jesus is deity
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Redemption, Propitiation, and Reconciliation
An overview of these 3 doctrines in relation to salvation and fellowship with God
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Romans 6:15-18 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
A verse-by-verse examination, analysis, and explanation of Romans 6:15-18, with additional consideration of context and unclear meanings
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Sanctification
A close examination of the doctrine of sanctification
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Security Of The Believer
A close examination of the doctrine of security or assurance of salvation
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Signs And Wonders - in the Book of Acts
by David M. Coddington
An overview of their characteristics, usage, purpose, and progression
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Spiritual Gifts   NEW (November, 2020)
An overview of the characteristics of the spiritual gifts that are listed in the New Testament
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Theology of Suffering - Theological Essay
by David M. Coddington
An analysis and construction of the theology of suffering, based on the Book of 1 Peter, including applications and ramifications for believers
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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination and analysis of 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, including consideration of a relating account in Acts 17:1-10
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Opinion Essay:

The Temptation of Christ
An analysis on whether or not Christ actually had the ability to give into temptations
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Doctrinal Statements Of Faith:

Doctrinal Statement Of Faith - (General)
Contains two samples that are based on sound interpretation of Scriptures; can be used or adapted by ministries
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Bibliology
by David M. Coddington
A concise exposition of doctrinal principles that pertain to the Holy Bible
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Eschatology
by David M. Coddington
A concise exposition of doctrinal principles that pertain to the Last Things
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Theology Proper
by David M. Coddington
A concise exposition of doctrinal principles that pertain to the major categories of the study of God
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For a List Of Abbreviations used within these documents, click here (to access the list on the "Abbreviations & Copyrights" page).

 

Recursos de ministerio en español.
(Ministry resources in Spanish.)
Recursos do ministério em português.
(Ministry resources in Portuguese.)

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                    What's New
                  
(free downloads):

_______ November, 2021 _______

- - New sermon-or-lesson outlines continue to be added for the 
Book of '1 Peter'.

- - A new document, 'List Of Curable Strongholds', has been added to the 'Counseling' web-page, that lists psychological and medical problems that were cured through the use of biblical counseling and that were in some manner directly linked to a source of sin.

_______ November, 2020 _______

- - A new document, 'Spiritual Gifts', has been added to the 'Doctrines' web-page, to assist believers in better identifying, comprehending, and using their spiritual gifts.

________ August, 2020 ________

- - A new document, 'End Times Speculations', has been added at the top of the 'Doctrines' web-page, to provide information about the shocking sudden worldwide event, known as the 'Mass Abductions' or the 'Mass Vanishings', in which countless numbers of people float up into the sky and then disappear - all at the same time.   Also included are other select aspects of end times events of the 'Great Tribulation'.

- - How did Noah get all of the species of birds into the Ark?
An international consortium of scientists conducted research, known as the "Avian Phylogenomics Project", in order to correct the bird family tree, in which they compared DNA genomes of 48 select different species of birds to determine their last shared common ancestors.

From their findings in 2014, the scientists concluded that only 4-5 species of birds survived the past global mass extinction event, in which a giant asteroid struck near the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. They base this conclusion on their DNA findings that the 10,500 species of birds of our modern times have all evolved from those 4-5 surviving species of birds since that past global mass extinction event.

In contemplating the various details of the Biblical account of Noah and the Ark in Genesis chapters 6-8, one related previously-insurmountable question arises as to how 10,500 species of bird pairs could fit into the Ark, along with all the other animals, and how Noah and his family could have fed all of those 21,000 (or more) birds along with all the animals every day for the year that they were in the Ark.  (see Genesis 6:7,17,19-7:3)

DNA evidence is usually highly reliable, and these particular findings of this DNA research on birds excellently fits into the Biblical account, essentially clarifying that Noah could have had as few as 5 different species of bird pairs on the Ark, for a total of perhaps 35 birds (see Genesis 7:2-3), from which all 10,500 species of birds have since evolved up to today. Noah did have onboard a "raven" and a "dove", which also fit within these DNA research findings.  (Genesis 8:7,8)

The Biblical account does make a perhaps important qualifying distinction in Genesis 7:14 that "every bird according to its kind" was on board the Ark, apparently meaning 'every bird according to its category kind, which will be subsequently filled out, broadened, and expanded in additional variations from that original bird pair species'.  (A thought-provoking relating side note is that the account of the original creation of living creatures and birds in Genesis 1:21 uses the exact same Hebrew word (#4327) in the description of how God created the various living creatures on the earth "according to its kind".)

Obviously, Noah and his family in the Ark for a year could accommodate and care for only a very small fraction of pairs of birds from all the different 10,500 species that exist now.

And also obviously, God was and still is in control over and orchestrating all of this evolving of birds, apparently from a small number of original pairs.  (for example: "...will come to you" - Genesis 6:20; 7:8)

Believers would be wise to carefully discern and perhaps re-evaluate how we regard the various aspects of the theory of evolution, distinctly specifying which aspects of evolution apparently correctly correspond to God's activities and which aspects unquestionably directly contradict God's activities.

Source: "When Whales Walked: Journeys In Deep Time", video.  Aired on PBS, 08/25/21.

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- - Recent Start Of The Fulfilling Of An End-Times Prophecy?
In his speech before the United Nations on September 21, 2021, United States President Joe Biden may have started the fulfillment of an end-times prophecy that is a precursor very close to the 7-year Tribulation period.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 in referring to the coming of the day when the 7-year Tribulation period technically starts, in verse 3 from the original Greek, the translation is "Because when they say
"Peace and security", then sudden destruction comes on them, just like the labor pains to the pregnant woman, and they will not at all escape.".

President Biden said to the United Nations and the world that the United States of America, along with its allies, will lead together to meet "the greatest challenges of our time - from COVID to climate,
peace and security, human dignity and human rights".

Consider that pandemics (like COVID-19) and extreme weather conditions (like those reportedly produced now by climate change), referred to in the Scriptures by the broader term "plagues", were orchestrated by God to bring repentance, discipline, judgment, and death on people who are engaging in gross wickedness.

Also consider that the 7-year Tribulation will be filled with sequences of numerous kinds of plagues, which include pandemics and extreme weather conditions.

Moreover, consider that President Biden in this speech is announcing and rallying the world to solve these challenges, even using the words
"peace and security", which exactly match the words predicted in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 as a precursor very close to the sudden start of the 7-year Tribulation period. In its context, the phrase in verse 3 "Because when they say "Peace and security"" seems to indicate that people will be declaring this statement not only as an objective but also declaring that some progress has been made towards achieving this objective.

Therefore, a reasonable implication here is that President Biden has unwittingly started the fulfillment of the prophecy in verse 3 of 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, which predicts that the conditions in this prophecy will occur right before the actual beginning of the 7-year Tribulation period.

True believers and servants of the Lord would be wise to stay alert, and watch to see if this phrase "peace and security (or safety)" is subsequently picked up and verbally promoted by other leaders in the world - which would fulfill the part of the prophecy "they say" in verse 3.

 

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